Salil Bhandari, Founder, BGJC and Associates

Salil Bhandari

Salil Bhandari, Founder, BGJC and Associates

Mr. Salil Bhandari  is the Founder of BGJC and Associates, Chartered Accountants.

Podcast

Overview

Our guest for today is Mr. Salil Bhandara who is an accomplished Chartered Accountant. Mr.Bhandara works with a number of NGOs and educational institutions too.

From his experience in the field, Mr. Bhandara describes the importance of commerce chambers. He believes that these chambers enhance the capacity, interface and create awareness within the government with respect to various policies. 

As for the CA profession, Mr. Bhandara believes that the election process within the profession affects the decision making process. And an autonomous body should be hired for the representation of the institution. 

He also gives his opinion on the New Education Policy describing it as comprehensive and well articulated. 

Mr. Bhandara is the founder of The Udaipur Tales which is an international storytelling festival.

“Reaching out people’s minds and thoughts and changing them cannot happen unless they change from within”

He believes that this festival is a form of communication for the youth and that it truly enhances their understanding of culture. 

Four words that he abides by are – 

Samajdaari, Zimmedari, Imaandaari and Bhagidaari.

Mr. Bhandara’s journey is an unusual mixture of professions and experiences which make him the impeccable professional that he is!

Profile

Mr. Salil Bhandari  is the Founder of BGJC and Associates, Chartered Accountants. The firm is a member of   IR Global, an international network of legal and consulting firms.

He was the President  of PHD Chamber of Commerce, an Apex Chamber of commerce in India, is a member of the National Executive of FICCI, and serves on the board of large corporates and institutions like Indian Institute of Management, Indore.

He is the Founder of UDAIPUR TALES: International Story Festival, the only one of its kind being done in India.

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

FICCI

Member of the National Executive Committee and Steering Committee.

Chairman, Audit Committee 

PHD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

PRESIDENT 

ASSOCIATED CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Member of the Management Committee

NON PROFIT MAKING ORGANISATIONS

CHAIRPERSON 

  • CHILD FUND INDIA 

A USA based funding organization, working through its 80+ NGO partners spread all over India. Has invested over Rs 750 million on the ongoing projects.  

  • SOCIETY FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENTOF HIMALAYAS (SIDH) 

Chairman of the Society since its inception for 18 years. This society has been working in the hills of Tehri in the education area. Its supporting organizations were  Save the Children (U.K), Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai, Child Relief and You (CRY), PATH, USA, etc.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA COMMITTEES

Mr. Bhandari has represented businesses in Committees set up by     Government of India, more recently in

  • Member Task Force  – Commission on Centre State Relations, Govt of India 
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Dept. of Company Affairs, Govt. of India 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

             

  • Distt Secretary 2000-01, Rotary District 3010
  • President, 1996-97, Rotary Club of Delhi Southend.
  • President, 1978-79, Rotaract Club of Delhi Midtown.

SEMINARS / PAPERS presented at National & International forums 

             He has presented papers at various foras some of which are :

  • Visiting Lecturer, Industrial Development Bank of India Training Centre
  • Conference on Corporate Governance, New Delhi on ‘Ethics is Good Business’
  • Regional conference in Bangalore of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on ‘Changing role of Independent Directors’
  • National Conference for Peace, Harmony and Good Governance, New Delhi on ‘Accountability and Transparency in Governance’
  • National Conference of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise on ‘ Challenges for MSME  in India’
  • World Education Summit,  New Delhi  on ‘ Education in India: Policy and Practice’
  • International Customs Day on ‘ Knowledge: A Catalyst for Customs Excellence’
  • International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  •  Excellence in Higher Education’ at the Conference on Education in India  by Indian Institute if Technology (IIT)
  • International Consultants meet in Athens on ‘Emerging opportunities in India’
  • Global Summit in New York on “ Building India’s Business Map: The emerging Sectors”
  • Global Summit  on CSR – Conveyance, Innovation; Beyond compliance.

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR  

  • HSIL LTD (HINDWARE)
  • SOMANY HOME INNOVATIONS LTD.
  • BRILLOCA LTD.
  • GINNI INTERNATIONAL LTD
  • GREENPANEL INDUSTRIES LTD.
  • SYENERGY ENVIRONICS LTD

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR – Earlier

 

  • OMAX AUTOS LTD
  • BSL LTD
  • BHILWARA ENERGY LTD

GOVERNING BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL  INSTITUTION: 

  • INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, INDORE
  • JAIPURIA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT  (NOIDA, JAIPUR, LUCKNOW, INDORE)
  • THE KHAITAN  SCHOOL, NOIDA
  • JAIPURIA SCHOOL , LUCKNOW
  • SHAMLAL COLLEGE, DELHI UNIVERSITY

EXPERIENCE

He has over 35 years experiences on advising large organizations doing transnational business on top management issues

  • Counseling top management in all areas of change management, mission focus and vision conceptualization.
  • Designing and installing Management Information System; their monitoring and implementation.
  • Strategies, Plans and Policy for mission accomplishment.  
  • Acquisition strategy and its implementation.
  • Negotiating international alliances / JV’s etc.
  • Aiding  Management in organization Structuring and Development
  • Building strategic business units
  • Installing Performance measurement systems e.g Budgetary Control Systems, People assessment processes etc. 
  • Turn around Strategies, Restructuring etc.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Envisioning, building strategic plan , negotiating, and setting up joint ventures, strategic alliances and working structures 
  • Setting up business structures, management and control system, HR strategy, centralization strategy and plan etc for managing transnational corporation.
  • Setting up Accounting and Management Information System 
  • Widely traveled in USA, Europe, South East Asia, Middle East, China and Australia.   Extensively traveled in India

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • A result oriented and creative person, with a sense of drive and self motivation. Having clear expression and strong intuitive and interpersonal skills. Committed to good professional and human values, logical and possessing high degree of integrity.

EDUCATION 

  • Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi. 
  • Diploma in Business Management, All India Council for Management Studies, Chennai
  • B.Com (Hons.), Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. New Delhi
  • Higher Secondary,  ‘The Daly College’, Indore
  • Certified group facilitator of ICA, UK.

AWARDS

    • Class Prize in School
    • Best President of 1996-97 in Rotary District 3010
    • Special Recognition  as a member of Rotary District Council
    • Special Recognition as Chairman of Rotary District Conference.

Anuradha Kapoor, Founder & Director, Swayam

Anuradha Kapoor is the Founder and Director of Swayam, a feminist organization committed to advancing women’s rights and ending gender inequality and violence against women, established in May 1995. 

Podcast

Overview

A woman continually breaking glass ceilings, we have with us Ms. Anuradha Kapoor a feminist and a constant supporter and worker of woman rights and female empowerment. Anuradha is the Founder and Director of Swayam- a committee dedicated to advancing women’s rights and ending gender inequality. She is an activist, trainer, and consultant.

With her initiative- Swayam, Anuradha has helped many survivors of violence and given them a platform to reinvent themselves in a safe and secure environment. In conversation with Ashutosh Garg, Anuradha shares the story of Swayam and why such feminist initiatives are the need of the hour in a heavily patriarchal society. Tune in for a much-needed discussion around the subject of patriarchy and how it is etched in every culture, religion, group, society, and family. Learn about the striking work that Anuradha is doing towards making a shift in the gender imbalance prevalent in society. 

About Swayam:

Swayam is a feminist organization set up by Ms. Anuradha Kapoor in order to end violence against women and gender inequality in society. It was set up 26 years ago when the subject of gender equality was not as evident as it is today. Anuradha felt the need to help women get out of this violence and inequality and stand against it. Swayam works on two strong bases. 

  1. Helping violence survivors and providing them with services such as counseling, legal support, and employment.
  2. Creating awareness in order to prevent violence against women and gender inequality in society.

Over the past decade, Swayam has helped a lot of survivors fight for a dignified life. 

Profile

Anuradha Kapoor is the Founder and Director of Swayam, a feminist organization committed to advancing women’s rights and ending gender inequality and violence against women, established in May 1995.  

Swayam’s multi-faceted approach to addressing violence includes direct support to women in crisis; emphasis on empowering women, men, and youth to address violence in their communities; broad campaigns, training, research, and publications to shift social and cultural norms that perpetuate gender-based violence; and work at the state and national level with government and judicial bodies to influence policy and practices. 

Anuradha is an Ashoka Fellow, an Eisenhower Fellow, and was a member of the Civil Society Advisory Group for UN Women’s Multi-Country Office for India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.

She is an activist, trainer, and consultant for women and human rights organizations, academic institutions, and UN agencies and has co-authored articles, research, and manuals on the issue of violence against women. She has also co-edited ‘The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005, a Litigation Guide and Compilation of Judgements in 2015. She was a speaker on the online course Confronting Gender-Based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers’ conducted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. 

Anuradha is actively involved in advocacy on women’s rights and keenly advocated for the introduction of The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, and has since been working to ensure its effective implementation at the State and National levels. She has contributed towards other legal and policy initiatives including the Civil Society Alternative Report for India to the CEDAW Committee in 2014 and to numerous laws related to violence against women being introduced/revised in India namely laws dealing with Sexual Assault, Dowry Prohibition, and Marital Property Rights. She also made submissions to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and the Justice Verma Committee in 2013, and to the Parliamentary Committee on the controversial proposed amendments of Section 498A in 2011.

Anuradha has been invited to speak on issues related to violence against women at various workshops and seminars conducted by organizations working on women’s rights and human rights issues in India and abroad. These include women’s rights courses conducted by Women’s Studies Departments in Calcutta University and Jadavpur University, a panel by UN Women during the Commission on the Status of Women in 2015, at international conferences on Human Rights, Equality and Gender issues at the University of Connecticut, USA organized by the UNESCO Chair in 2006, 2008 and 2013 and at The 2nd International Conference on the Training of the Judiciary’ organized by the National Judicial Institute, Canada. She was also invited as an expert to the Global Technical Consultation on the Coordination and Governance of Essential Services to respond to violence against women and girls, in 2015 in Spain organized by UN Women as well as on numerous technical advisory committees of UN women and other organizations.

A believer in alliance building, Anuradha initiated the setting up of AMAN Global Voices for Peace in the Home, an international network of organizations working on Domestic Violence, and has initiated and coordinated national-level campaigns against violence on women and girls.

As part of the Asia Pacific Forum on Judicial Education on Equality Issues, Anuradha was involved in conducting Judicial Training in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh with judges and judicial officers from the High Courts and District Courts.

Anuradha has a Bachelors’s Degree in Commerce from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. She schooled at La Martiniere for Girls in Calcutta.

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